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Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place last minute as a surprise trip for my boyfriend's birthday. Location is spot on. Literally a 5 minute walk from our room to the 'main street' where all the attractions are. This place is definitely a hot spot for people coming to Tahoe for skiing and whatnot so it's bustling very early in the morning. If you... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Hillary, Thank you very much for your nice review and feedback! Our family appreciates your business and support, we are in the process or renewing all rooms, we will get those details fixed so next time you have no issues. Please come back soon! Thanks again More 

Tbilisi, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was initially suspicious of this place due to the outrageously low prices quoted for the rooms. Straight to the point: I found nothing but good things during my stay here, and the low room rates are for real. I spent 5 nights here in late October. I booked the room that is pictured on its website: King Kitchenette with... More 

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your nice review and support. Please come back soon! More 

Washington state
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights. Great location and the price was right. Nothing fancy for sure but it had a comfortable bed, a awesome shower with great water pressure and a clean room. Yes it was a little dated but we didn't spend much time in our room. The staff was nice and helpful. Why would you want to stay... More 

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Hi, Thank you very much for your business and support! Please come back soon! More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms were older, but clean and charming. The location was great (the area was a bunch of motor lodges like this one and was a very quiet and peaceful area). Free breakfast, which is a plus. And they had a selection of books in the room which isn't something I've seen before but... More 

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and your business. We are very pleased to know your comments. Please come back soon. Thanks again! More 

Carson City, Nevada
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We booked a room here for October 18th 2014 for the Styx concert a month in advance. When we showed up we found out that the queen size bed was a full size as well as a shower versus a bath. The room was old and disgusting. I asked the manager ( the worst manager ever). I asked for a... More 

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16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I chose this hotel for the location, which is great. The hotel itself was okay, it was very cheap for Lake Tahoe and you get what you pay for. If travelling on a budget this place is decent and clean enough.

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to get us a review. We truly appreciate your feedback and support. Please come back soon! More 

Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Love the short walk to Harvey's casino. The gondola and shops are just across the street. If you go to the beach it's a few blocks away. Better to walk there as they charge for parking. The motel is an older building that could use a facelift of the exterior the dark green paint and all. Smoking area at front... More 

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your business and support. We will keep improving our Hotel until we get your total satisfaction, we appreciate your feedback. Thanks again! Please come back soon. More 

Savage, Minnesota, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a superb value hotel, only a block or two from the main casinos. Very quiet area. Comfy beds with nice pillows. Our room had a great gas fireplace, table/chairs, dorm size refrig, microwave, coffee pot/tea, large closet area, and great bathroom (filled with great organic bath products) with nice towels. I was very impressed with this hotel for... More 

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Hi Lynn, Thank you, thank you, thank you.... Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z GM More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I thoroughly read the reviews and research hotel prior to staying. The reviews are dead on and accurate. I guess we got what we paid for. I made sure I asked for an upstairs unit. Thank goodness! It was still extremely noisy still even upstairs. Slamming doors, running down hall, etc. I wish they had more ample parking. The room... More 

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Marie, We truly appreciate your business and support. Thank you for letting me know about the maintenance issues. Our family works very hard to gain your full satisfaction. Please come back again soon! Thanks again. Cordially, Ruben Z GM More 

Hesperia, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We just spent a nice time here last weekend. The hotel is clean, walking distance to the casinos, ski lift, and the lake. The location is perfect. They include a really nice continental breakfast too. The staff was just wonderful also. What reeled us in was the price, Unbelievable deal!!!! Yes, this one is a keeper folks ;)

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Hi Victoria, Thank you , thank you, thank you.... Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z GM. More 

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Address: 4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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